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4.0
173 Reviews (173)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
85.5%
Recommend this course
150 out of 173 reviews
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3.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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4.0
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.0%
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40 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6478 yards
Slope 135
Rating 70.4
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Shining Mountain Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Architect John Harbottle III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required. Collared shirts or mock turtlenecks. No T-shirts, cut-off jeans (or ragged jeans), halter tops or tank tops allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
173 Reviews (173)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Near Local Attractions 6

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 3
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Mountain golf

Enjoyed playing this hidden gem. The golf course was challenging from the tips. I had never heard about this course and glad I saw it on Golf Now.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight Course with Great Views

Very nice course with tight fairways and tough rough. Course was in good conditions for the most part. Played a two-some and no one behind us to worry about. Great course for the the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi u314160441644. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Challenging course with narrow fairway and unforgiving rough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

u5316993, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Off my rotation list

Greens were in great shape and rolled well however it was cart path only which slows down play. Fairways in bad shape and cart paths are simply dangerous due to lack of maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi Designsci. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Shining Mountain Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views, good shape

None of us had played this course in a few years. It was in pretty good shape, tees and fairways are good, greens were reasonably soft just a little slow but not terrible. It is a narrow course so lots of target shots. It was hot down in Colorado Springs that day so nice to be in 75 degree and perfect weather. Fun to play here again and we'll come back again before it gets too much like fall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for your review, tedwpost. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shining Mountain Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160489790! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

cart path only

One of our players is handicapped, so not knowing ahead of reserving tee time that the course is "CART PATH ONLY" was a problem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Shining Mountain Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Just okay

Been there several times. Good to get out of Colorado Springs, but the front 9 took almost 3 hours. Frankly just ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hi cadossey. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Day!

The course is in excellent shape, but very challanging. The narrow fairways slows the play a little bit because someone is always looking for balls. We were very happy because the 2 gentlemen we were playing with knew the course. Otherwise it would have been difficult at times trying to find the next tee box.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/31/2020

tobykap, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi Dajavo. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nervous at First but glad I came

Shot a 56 today. Super nice course with lots of tricky greens. Long par 5s offer a challenge but shorter par 3s make birdie chances attainable. Shot a 46 on the other 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u314159555686! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159665040. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens

Slow greens and cart path only on all holes were the only negatives

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi u314159268642. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful and challenging course

We went through GolfNow to register for our tee time of 10':45 for 9 holes and when we checked in at the pro shop we were told we would be playing the front nine with just the two of us. When we arrived at the 1st hole tee box there was a group of 4 men there and they said they were part of a tournament that had started on the 9th hole and they had just made the turn to tee off on 1. Went back to pro shop and they said to go off the 9th hole, we went back that way and there was another couple waiting there who said they we told to go off 1 at 10:45 also. Since the tournament was long gone from the 9th we said let's just all play off the 9th. So the pro shop gave us both the wrong information that created some stress and a lot of back and forth. The couple had just got married and the wife was just along for the ride. The guy was young and hitting off the black tee markers, while we are older and hitting white and yellow tee markers. There wasn't anyone ahead of us or behind so we just sent them off ahead to play alone, as we did. The course is challenging, particularly since there were no carts allowed off the cart path, making for a lot of walking. I nearly had to walk the whole course because it was easier to walk the fairway than to walk back to the cart and back so many times. I was exhausted, but we had a great time. It was my birthday and we stopped for refreshments at the course restaurant. About 10 minutes after we got there the rain started coming down hard and lasted for about a half hour. By the time we left the rain had past and we headed home. Perfect timing there, and a good time was had!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi wgwebbatty. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Only 2 of the staff were wearing masks but the customers were expected to have one on when entering the clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi mikemarble. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shining Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cat Path ONLY-----WHY?????

Ridiculous for this course to be cart path only in the middle of the summer. Fairways were dry---no standing water. Cart path only adds time and makes it impossible for singles.

Should just close the driving range---it's a complete joke!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2020

Hi jandmhinson. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Shining Mountain Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Carts on path only.

I would never pay full price for this course. The carts on path only makes it extremely difficult to find balls, and there is not enough of a discount for walking the course. To expensive overall.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/02/2020

Hi u314160239669! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

confusion

Tee time was 12:15 and they were sending everyone off the back nine first for the day; so they said. My partner and I finished the back nine around 2:00 and was going to the first hole only to find out we had three groups waiting to tee off. I went to the pro shop to find a different employee who didn't know anything about what we were told. We tried to play the back nine again but it had people coming off of number 9; I just went home.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Hello 1340coke. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160146028! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shining Mountain Golf Club!

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